[Sca-cooks] Game for Your Feast bussard

Daniel And elizabeth phelps dephelps at embarqmail.com
Sun Mar 6 12:16:23 PST 2011


They appear to look a bit like a guinea hen albeit larger.  Has anyone thought to sub guinea hen in for them?

Daniel

----- Original Message -----
From: "Susanne Mayer" <susanne.mayer5 at chello.at>
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Sent: Sunday, March 6, 2011 2:50:55 PM
Subject: [Sca-cooks] Game for Your Feast bussard

Hello Stefan 

do you mean this bird? 

Grosstrappe (Otis tarda)

Great Bustard (no double ss but st!) and in german Trappe

The German page has pictures and thy DO resemble the Turkey a bit ;-), so yes it could be possible to "interchange" the "domestic turkey for a very hard to obtain wild bird with none the wiser.

http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gro%C3%9Ftrappe

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Bustard

Katharina


> Stefan li Rous wrote

> Renaissance at least, since it is a New World bird. However, there is/was a large European bird known as a bussard, note the "ss" not "zz". that was eaten. It wasn't the American scavenger bird with the 'zz's.  This is one reason that the turkey was accepted fairly quickly since it was replacing something that the Europeans were already familiar with. 
> 
> I think it is reasonable to serve a modern turkey if you cook it as they would have a bussard or other large bird. Some, swan?, might taste a bit different to do this for, though. But that may principally be the difference between a water fowl and a land bird.
> 
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